It All Started With Crayons

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I’ve never envisioned myself as a graphic designer in my 60’s, however, the creativeness and passion for art began with an original set of Crayola crayons during my early childhood years! 

Bright and bold colors captivated me, and although my squiggles and doodles may not have impressed others, they were magnificent in my eyes.

Additionally, I also have an enormous passion for creative writing.

The purpose of bringing up my writing passion is to enlighten you about my thirteen years as a blogger on WordPress.com.  Each and every time I would launch a new or separate blog, it was both a delight and challenge to create an artistic design for headers, backgrounds and all of the images within the blog posts.

What I ended up with though, is 150+ images hoarded in my laptop!

Then, one day, in late fall of 2017, a fellow blogger mentioned that she was on a site for ‘designers’ called “Redbubble.com”?  I had never heard of this site, nor what it was, yet as soon as I heard the word ‘designer’ I had to investigate!

(Redbubble.com (founded Australia in 2006) is a marketplace producing print-on-demand (POD) products created via submitted designs or artwork.  Their merchandise range is enormous and includes T-shirts, hoodies, home decor, throw pillows, apparel, scarves, tote bags, iPad covers and laptop skins, wall prints and so much more.)

 

Garden of Flowers‘ on Redbubble.com (label “emma60”)

I was astonished!  This print-on-demand site is a marketplace where I could submit my countless designs!  Will people actually be wearing apparel or drinking out of a mug with my design on their merchandise?

Wow, how exhilarating is that!  I also perused other POD sites (Society6, Café Press, Fine Art America, Zazzle) and investigated each company before I signed up. Continue reading “It All Started With Crayons”

Join Us on the Design Journey

This gorgeous multi-colored leaf design pattern in pastel grey, pink, and brown tones appears delicate upon a pastel baby pink background.

Lovely for home decor products, and specially chosen as a duvet for most clients.

Pink & Brown Leaf Design

This gorgeous multi-colored leaf design pattern in pastel grey, pink, and brown tones appears delicate upon a pastel baby pink background.

Lovely for home decor products, and specially chosen as a duvet for most clients.

This design may be found on 56 products in my Redbubble store (under the label “emma60”) when searching.  Pink and Brown Leaf

Written and copyrighted by Deb McCarthy March/2018 for berklanedesign.com

 

Pink and Black Marble

 

A trendy black, pink and grey marble design with a sophisticated affluent look.

The gleaming appearance of products, especially mugs and iPhone cases feels as if you are stroking the texture of marble.

This design may be found on 36 products in my Redbubble store (under the label “emma60”) when searching.  Pink and Black Marble

Written and copyrighted by Deb McCarthy March/2018 for berklanedesign.com

 

 

 

Wild Blue Garden

 

Wild leaves tinted with multiple pastel colors of blue are ideal set in a mint green background.

This design may be found on 56 products in my Redbubble store (under the label “emma60”) when searching.  Wild Blue Garden

Written and copyrighted by Deb McCarthy March/2018 for berklanedesign.com

 

Black & White Polka Dots and Stripes

 

You can’t get the full view of the “featured image” for this predominately black geometric design with its eye-catching pattern of white polka dots, plain black, and black & white stripes for a crisp clean look.

This design may be found on 36 products in my Redbubble store (under the label “emma60”) when searching.  Black and White Stripes

** Hint:  Clients have favored this more for their “home decor”.

Written and copyrighted by Deb McCarthy March/2018 for berklanedesign.com

 

Turquoise Floating Bubbles

 

I had so much fun designing this pattern!  

Bouncing or floating balls in vivid bright colors of turquoise, black and white is a favorite of mine, as I am an enormous fan of aqua/turquoise which I include in many of my designs.

This design may be found on 39 products in my Redbubble store (under the label “emma60”) when searching.   Turquoise Bubbles

Written and copyrighted by Deb McCarthy March/2018 for berklanedesign.com